John A. Reed - ID NR

John A. Reed

Line of Duty 05/18/1944

CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Collision

Thursday, May 18, 1944

Officer John A. Reed had activated his red light and siren and begun his pursuit of a speeding automobile when he collided with a vehicle that turned left in front of his motorcycle. Reed was critically injured and died the following day. The 35-year-old patrol officer had joined the CHP in 1941 after prior service as a state police officer in Sacramento.